Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go" (Google eBook)

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Guilford Press, Dec 28, 2006 - Psychology - 276 pages
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No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That's why Talking Back to OCD puts kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March's eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn't call the shots--they do. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps young readers zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. Dr. March demonstrates how to:

*Create a nickname for the illness to remember that OCD isn't you

*Make a symptom chart so you can plan when and where to start talking back

*Break the disorder's rules about the rituals

The pages that follow the instructions for kids and teens show their parents how to be supportive without getting in the way, including tips for:

*Separating the OCD from your son or daughter

*Asking your child's permission to stop helping with rituals

*Offering praise without imposing expectations

After just a few months' practice, your family will get back to spending time on things that matter, instead of following pointless orders from the illness. The next time OCD butts in, you'll be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit


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I am a counselor who works with children, many of whom have OCD. While I understood OCD pretty well from an academic standpoint I was finding it difficult to explain to children and their caregivers ... Read full review

Talking back to OCD: the program that helps kids and teens say "no way"-- and parents say "way to go"

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According to March (chief of child & adolescent psychiatry, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr.), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be fought with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which retrains the ... Read full review


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Page ix - This book, while rich in information, will in some instances not do justice to the edge of the field, and the reader may not agree with everything we say. The errors of fact are ours; the controversies will eventually yield to good science.

About the author (2006)

John S. March, MD, is Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. A widely published author of books for professionals, including OCD in Children and Adolescents, his research defines the state of the art for treatment of young people with OCD and other anxiety and mood disorders. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. March is active in the teaching and training of mental health professionals. Recently, he served as one of the principal investigators of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded project that compared ways to help kids and teens beat OCD. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Christine M. Benton has over 25 years of experience as a writer and editor of books on psychology, self-help, consumer health issues, and other topics. She is coauthor, with Russell A. Barkley, PhD, of Your Defiant Child.

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